Jan Ruckert, Ed.D., is a founding member and past-president of the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (GTILA) and served as chair of the Faculty Training Program for ten years. She is in private practice in Westwood and has been training and supervising psychotherapists in the United States and Europe since 1970. She has published numerous poems and books (including The Four-Footed Therapist). As an artist, author and poet, she uses the gestalt approach to encourage writing and art expression. Her special interests include supervision, training and couple therapy.